It’s all about Jesus. And to know Him for who He is we need to understand His book.

The Discipleship Bible School is all about understanding the Bible in its original context while experiencing it with a group of like-minded disciples of Jesus who desire to know God and grow in the understanding of His Word.


General Information:

This school grants you 11-12 credits from the University of the Nations (UofN)

Why attend a DBS?

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What is the DBS?

The DBS is a 12-week intensive residential Bible School in which you will live together with staff and students and learn to go deeper in the Old and New Testaments. 

Structure of the school

  • During the 12 weeks of this course, you will receive teaching on all  the books of the Bible and read through them in small groups. 
  • In our school you will learn how to read the Bible in context and study it for yourself.
  • You will also learn how to lead others in small group Bible studies so you can bring the understanding of the Bible into your own environment.

Practical application

  • You will read the Bible focused on the redemptive plan of God, His character and nature as well as Biblical principles, all of which will help you to know God better, understand His heart and apply the knowledge of the Scriptures to your own life.
The leaders of the DBS: Javi Saldaño, Andrew Kuettner and Ben Wussow
I grew so much more confident in who God is and overcame fears of speaking through our daily small groups.
DBS Student
Going to DBS was one of the best things that’s ever happened to my relationship with God - it was like discovering him for myself for the first time instead of just who other people had told me he was.
DBS Student
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DBS has pieced the bible together, helping me know who God is and what my purpose in this world is. DBS has helped build a strong foundation with God, even in my low moments it's possible to move forward with God.
DBS Student


We are so glad that you’re interested in getting involved with YWAM Madrid. Here is a quick overview of the application process, whether you plan to come as a student or a volunteer.

  1. Get in touch!

Start the application process by filling out this quick form! This will give us a good idea of what your interests are and how we can help you best in your application process. If you are still unsure about applying, this would be a good time for us to answer any questions you have.

  1. Applying

Once we’ve answered your questions and you’re ready to apply, we will send you the link to the online application forms.

  1. Recent photograph

Please send a recent photo of yourself with your application form.

  1. Registration fee

After sending your application form, please make your non-refundable registration fee payment of 50 €, either by bank transfer or PayPal (the bank details are on the application form).

If you are not a European citizen (Schengen Zone), you will need a visa. Processing the visa documents costs 50 €, so if you need a visa, please pay 100 € to cover the visa and the registration cost.

  1. References

Please send the confidential reference form to your pastor or spiritual leader. Ask them to send it directly to us at the email address specified on the form.

  1. Confidential medical certificate

Please send us the certificate signed and stamped by your doctor.

  1. Copy of health insurance and passport

Please scan and email us a copy of your health insurance and any health insurance card you may have. In addition, send us a copy of the main page of your passport (the one with the data and photo), as we will need this to process your visa.

  1. Background check to work with minors

We ask all our students and volunteers to obtain this certificate (background check) since we often organize activities with minors on our bases and during our events. If you are not resident in Spain you will need, in addition to the Spanish certificate, a certificate from your country of origin. You can apply for the free Spanish certificate online at the Spanish Ministry of Justice.

  1. Quick call

Once we have your application and references, we will set up a quick video call with you to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have.

  • Worldview and Origins
  • The Pentateuch
  • The Tribal Era
  • The Life of David
  • The Kings of Israel
  • The Prophets
  • The time between the Old and the New Testaments
  • Jesus and the Church
  • The life of Paul
  • The five books that John wrote


YWAM’s DBS is one of the Bible schools of the University of the Nations. 

Introductory Bible Course Lecture Phase CHR 227

This program grants you 11-12 credits from the University of the Nations.

This course meets the University of the Nations Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Do you still have questions? Read the FAQs page for general information about YWAM Madrid or get in touch by email: [email protected].